You’re no stranger to food waste and the challenges it creates. Be amazed at how far you could take your dishes, especially if your prep process is on point.
Leading industry chef, Chef Xanthos and his two mentees from the Durban Country Club are ready to show you how. They have shared crafty ways to work smarter, created a variety of delicious meals and they showed us some of the best ways to upcycle ingredients, earning you more this peak season!
Chef Xanthos Giannakopoulos Executive Chef Durban Country Club
Here’s a guy who’s got a zero tolerance approach to wastage. Executive Chef Xanthos knows how to make the most out of his ingredients. Passionate about food, people and hospitality, he’s an all rounder in the food and beverage industry.Chef Xanthos runs several establishments at the Durban Country Club like a boss.
Lezelle Janse Van Rensburg Sous/Pastry Chef Durban. Country Club
Another all rounder who’s been in the culinary industry for 11 years, Chef Lezelle Janse Van Rensburg … but you can call her ‘Bokkie’. She’s currently grounding her roots as a Bistro Chef at Durban Country Club.
When the pressure is on, Bokkie is ready. Orders come flying in and she experiences an adrenaline rush. She knows that a thousand things can go wrong, but it’s what keeps her going.
Sandesh Needhi.Senior Sous Chef Durban Country Club
Sandesh Needhi has been in the culinary game for over 12 years. South African, Indian or European, his cuisine training and knowledge is vast. This team player loves to learn and share knowledge.
Sandesh is skilled at putting his own stamp on traditional dishes, creating new combinations and experimenting with new flavours, without compromising on freshness and originality. He adds value to the culinary world through his passion, commitment and positive outlook.